Friday, June 8, 2012

Scott Sanders + Blogfest 2012







One of the many highlights of my recent trip to NYC and Blogfest was visiting the Kips Bay Show House. My favorite space was this fabulous cabana, designed by New York City and Hamptons-based interior designer Scott Sanders (photographed here by Rikki Snyder and Nick Johnson). So much personality, so much turquoise, I love it! The fun Scalamandre sofa fabric is what first won me over...the pictures just do not do it justice! The Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcovering was also great–I've never seen it used in such a fun color!



Another highlight of Blogfest was touring the Kravet studio. Pretty sure that everyone there has landed their dream job! For starters, being surrounded (and I mean every which way!) by the most beautiful fabric, creative minds and nicest people ever, not to mention really cool technology, in a fabulous city like New York...I loved every minute I spent there. It was really neat to learn the behind-the-scenes stuff. My favorite moment was learning how they make their amazing Lee Jofa "Tree of Life" fabric. 300 of these intricate wooden blocks are used to create one repeat. And get this, the handblocks are almost 100 years old!!



Here's some more photos of the studio...so much beauty! I wish you could have all soaked it in with me!





Another highlight was our morning spent at the Hearst Tower, getting behind-the-scene info from some of my favorite magazines like House Beautiful (I loved hearing Editor in Chief Newell Turner talk!) and Veranda, as well as hearing from top designers. I don't know what I liked more, the beautiful pink peonies everywhere or the view once it cleared!!



Lastly, what an absolute pleasure it was getting to meet and hang out with some truly inspiring and talented design bloggers! It's always so much fun meeting people "in real life", when you feel like you've already known them forever! Here I am with the color-loving girls Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy and Laura Trevey of Bright Bold & Beautiful! (Thanks Laura for the cute pic!)



And my list of must-read blogs is now that much longer because of all the incredible new people I met! All in all, I think there were around 160 of us attending...here's just a small slice of my old and new friends!



Elizabeth Moyer of Pretty Pink Tulips, Kirsten Nease of Living In Design, Whitney Hoek of Between the Boxwoods, moi, Amy Meier of Amy Meier Design, Shelly Van Rozeboom of Van Rozeboom Interiors, Laura Trevey of Bright, Bold and Beautiful and Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design (Thanks for the pic, Lisa!)


A huge thank you to Kravet for organizing such an incredible, memorable event! If you want to read more about Blogfest, there are a lot of great recaps and photos out there. Here's a list of all the attendees!


Before I sign off, I cannot forget to announce the winner of the Isola Bella giveaway!!

Suzanne from Meridian Road

I'm so happy it's finally Friday! I hope you all enjoy your weekend!! Yay for summer!!! :)


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!

15 comments:

Linda McMullan said...

Wow, Erin - you lucky girl! I love this post, and particularly love the photos of Kravet in action and all the links to design blogs that I can hardly wait to read...

Dallas said...

Erin, I found the segment on Kravet to be very interesting. Good job. I hope all the bloggers there are enjoying your blog.

Renee Stephens said...

How fun! I wish they would do these things in Dallas. If you hear of anything, let me know!
I LOVE that grass cloth wall paper. Obsessed!
And by the way, you and all the ladies look lovely. What a fun experience.

xo,
Renee
http://casastephensinteriors.com

Merlin said...

Inspiraton EVERYWHERE!!! franki

Lisa Mende Design said...

Thanks for the mention Erin! Great recap! As always a great post! Happy Weekend. Sending you an email message...

Kiki Rae said...

That cabana is amazing! anyone have an idea where that rug is from?Thanks for fab inspiration as always!

Shorely Chic said...

SO FUN! and again, great meeting you IRL :)

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

Kiki- the rug is a custom hand-spun mohair rug from Sacco Carpet! http://www.saccocarpet.com

Between The Boxwoods said...

Thanks for the mention! It was so great seeing you again! Great recap...hope all is well!!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I have so many fond memories of when i participated in Kips Bay...such an AMAZING experience!

I to, am a fan of the grass cloth. I also love how they tied in the weaving with the credenza...just gorgeous! So fun and free!!

Dianne said...

Erin you are just cute as a button and I love your blog - I visit every day. Thanks for that behind the scenes look, it was very interesting!

Lynnae said...

I always love your blog. How fun to go to that event. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Lewis said...

Absolutely LOVE this cabana room!! The Scalamandre sofa fabric is so delightful!! Everything about this room is great! Thanks for sharing.

SizzleandZoom said...

Wonderful photos of the event! I love a room that pops with a design like that on the sofa.

pretty pink tulips said...

Hi Erin!!
So lovely to find myself included in your post today. Thank you! I was so thrilled to meet you in person, having been following you for so long. Also, love seeing your view on our tour of Kravet and Kips Bay. I feel like I'm seeing it all through a fresh lens today.

Hope all is well....and thanks for all the "advice"! :)
xoxo Elizabeth

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